Roman Gonzalez On Point To Making Weight

Roman Gonzalez

Roman GonzalezNumber one pound for pound boxer Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KO’s) is days away from the biggest fight of his career and his first obstacle, making weight, is almost done and over with and he is only a few pounds away from the 112 pound weight limit. On October 11th, Gonzalez posted a picture via social media showing his current weight as 115.6 pounds.

Gonzalez will step into the ring on October 17th against Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (36-4, 22 KO’s) in what will be the biggest fight of his career to date. Why is his biggest fight to date? He has fought and beaten world champions and is the second three division champion to ever come from Nicaragua and he has even achieved one of his biggest dreams, fighting on premium network for the entire world to see his skills. After doing so much what is left and what does he have to lose? The answer to that is everything.

The fight with Viloria will be the second time that Gonzalez has fought for HBO but it is his first appearance on a Pay Per View, and it is to co-main attraction of the night. The fight with Viloria also will be his first fight as the top pound for pound fighter in the world. Needless to say, all eyes will be on him to perform and put on a show. He is expected to win and in spectacular fashion regardless of Viloria’s talents. The pressure will be on him that is for certain and bigger fights on the horizon is a guarantee, especially a possible high-stakes fight with his formal rival Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada.

Estrada and Gonzalez fought in a high action, entertaining fight in December of 2012 and since then Gonzalez has wanted the rematch. He did not need it as he was victorious, but he loved the type of fight it was and wants to give boxing fans the best fights possible. The fight seems more likely to become a reality since Estrada’s last fight he has stated that he wants the rematch. Should it happen, chances of it landing on Pay Per View would be very high.